Dear Facebook, Huddersfield is not in Northern Ireland

I was really tempted to create a protest group in Facebook but, for some reason best known only to themselves, the people at Facebook are insisting that Huddersfield is really somewhere in Northern Ireland…

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Even though the correct option is there (“Kirklees, United Kingdom”), it always changes it to “Huddersfield, Northern Ireland” when you click on the save button.

I wouldn’t mind, but there isn’t even a Huddersfield in Northern Ireland!

To get to Northern Ireland from Huddersfield, I’d have to drive for about 8 hours, catch a ferry to travel 50 miles to another country, change all my money into a different currency, and I’d have to remember to take my passport with me.

So, please Facebook — Huddersfield is in England, which isn’t the same thing as Northern Ireland!!!

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5 comments
  1. Boline said:

    Dear Dave,

    My name’s Boline and I am a Danish journalist. I write for a filmmagazine called EKKO (www.ekkofilm.dk – although it’s in Danish).

    I have seen your marvellous webpage ‘1000 Frames of Hitchcock’ and I would be very interested in interviewing you about this page. (E.g. Why Hitchcock?, what do you love so much about him?, etc.).

    If you can email me back on bskovly@mail.djh.dk that would be great.

  2. Ian said:

    Who was it said that the Internet would create a whole new geography? I quite fancy the idea of being in Stoke on Trent, Italy…….

  3. Norn Iron said:

    “catch a ferry to travel 50 miles to another country, change all my money into a different currency, and I’d have to remember to take my passport with me.” Northern Ireland is NOT another counrty – it is part of the UK. You do NOT need to change £ in euros and you do NOT need a passport!

  4. Northern Ireland is part of the UK, but it is classed as a separate (or constituent) country (along with England, Wales, and Scotland).

    You’re right about the currency & passport — I’d got it into my head that Northern Ireland had moved to using Euros, but of course that’s just the Republic of Ireland.

    The post was more a rant about poor user interface design and incorrect geographical options. It looks like Facebook were originally offering the correct location in England, and then (for some unknown reason) removed that option and changed all of the existing Huddersfield based groups to being located in Northern Ireland.

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